Skip to comments.Socialized Medicine: UK Patient Receives Smokerís Lung in Transplant
Posted on 06/17/2010 8:08:17 AM PDT by Nachum
Socialized Medicine: UK Patient Receives Smokers Lung in Transplant
Lyndsey Scott, 28, suffered from cystic fibrosis and died five months after the operation.
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Will we stop it from happening here?
Rejecting a smoker’s lung would be profiling. Profiling is bad.
Just breath taking !!! (not meant to be a sarcastic pun)
Well, what do ya expect for government work?? Sheesh!
There is a shortage of donor organs everywhere. Granted it wasn’t ideal, but if you are desperate, an imperfect organ is better than none at all....
No problem. Obomba's death panels will never approve a lung transplant.
Oh, they’ll do it right, here...
at least that’s what all the libs have been telling me in response to stories like this.
Would you have taken that lung for yourself or loved one with out knowledge of its damage or disease?
If my own lungs were shot through and those smoker’s lungs were my best hope of living more than a few months, you’re damn right I would take them. Beggers can’t be choosers...
And how do you know that was the patient's choice? The patient died within months of the transplant anyway. Maybe the trauma of the transplant of those diseased lungs shortened her life. Maybe those blackened lungs had no business being available for transplant in the first place. AND if she had waited a day, week, or month, a health pair of lungs would have been available.
It is the decrepit NHS of Britain that allowed this to happen. Their survivability rate for cancer or heart patients is significantly worse than the US. It is some bureaucrat who decided that this lady should get the crappy lungs and somebody else should have lived longer. Your argument ignores this fact completely. It is the point of the this post, not that she should accept her fate and die gratefully for the few month's she was allegedly granted by her betters.
It isn’t really the NHS which is he issue here. There aren’t enough organs to go around for people who need them, so somewhere along the line, someone is going to have to make do with an imperfect organ. Yes she died a few months later, but so do some transplant patients who have had better organs from healthier donors. In the circumstances, those lungs were probably her best chance when the alternative was no transplant at all....